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Rhinitis, causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment.

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What is rhinitis?

It is the inflammation of the turbinates and nasal mucosa, which obstructs the passage of air, causing the sensation of a congested nose.

The turbinates are a bony structure covered with skin that is located inside the nostrils and has the function of filtering the air that passes into the lungs. When this structure becomes inflamed, air no longer circulates comfortably to the lungs, leading to discomfort.

Rhinitis can significantly impact a person’s quality of life, as the blockage of nasal breathing can lead to difficulties in perceiving the sense of smell and hinder rest, resulting in fatigue, headaches, and irritability.

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Other discomforts caused by rhinitis may include excessive mucus, sneezing, and, in the case of athletes, reduced performance due to insufficient oxygenation.

Anyone can be affected by this pathology of the nose; the important thing is to treat it as soon as possible to recover the patient’s quality of life. Proper nasal breathing is essential for optimal daily processes and routines.

This inflammation can be caused by an allergic reaction, which is the most common cause, whether it’s sensitivity to pollen or dust mites, which can even produce allergy symptoms with skin tests.

It can also occur due to an infectious situation, metabolic or functional conditions, and even exposure to pharmaceutical treatment or chemicals in the workplace.

Types of rhinitis are classified based on their severity: mild, moderate, or chronic, and their duration: intermittent or persistent. The terms used include acute rhinitis, chronic rhinitis, and atrophic rhinitis.

In any case, it is important to go to the otorhinolaryngologist to recognize the state of your pathology and establish the ideal treatment.

What are the symptoms of rhinitis?

The symptoms vary between allergic, infectious, and non-infectious rhinitis, but the vast majority consists of the presence of the following discomforts:

Other symptoms that should be taken into account are:

The most common way rhinitis appears is in conjunction with the flu or the common cold, but it can also manifest with asthma or infectious conjunctivitis.

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Do you have rhinitis, and are you in Panama?

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What is the treatment for rhinitis?

Treatment For Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic type:

If the cause of the disease is due to allergens, treatment is based on identifying and avoiding exposure to said cause. At the same time, oral antihistamines prescribed by a specialized otorhinolaryngologist are used.

In some cases, immunotherapy may be necessary, which involves controlled exposure to the allergen for a specified period to minimize the body’s reaction.

Non-allergic type:

If rhinitis is caused by an infection or other reasons, a different type of treatment is required, focusing on identifying the cause of the inflammation.

Recommendations may include:

Nasal endoscopy, which involves a visual examination of the inside of the nasal passages using a thin instrument called an endoscope.

Computed tomography, which provides a detailed image of the inside of the patient’s nose.

After evaluation, the treatment may involve medication or a surgical procedure called endoscopic nasal surgery.

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How to prevent rhinitis?

Self-care is the best strategy to prevent inflammation, although it is necessary to identify the cause of rhinitis if it is allergic or infectious.

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Allergic rhinitis:

The best approach is to identify and avoid the allergen, which can be dust, dust mites, pollen, or any other element causing an allergic reaction.

Once identified, you can avoid outdoor activities, improve home cleaning strategies, and remove carpets or rugs.

Nasal lavage is also a good way to reduce mucus production to help manage the condition.

Take some over-the-counter medications like antihistamines, anti-inflammatories that help with a mild condition.

Infectious rhinitis:

For this type of rhinitis, it’s best to identify the cause of the infection and avoid it. This situation can occur when the turbinates come into contact with fungi, bacteria, or viruses that cannot be expelled due to sinus inflammation.

When this condition is present, the patient may experience fever, so it’s important to consult a specialist to find the ideal treatment, which in most cases involves antibiotics and nasal lavage.

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Causes of Rhinitis

Rhinitis is a condition that can be caused by various factors.

The most common trigger for rhinitis is an allergic reaction to allergens such as pollen, dust, dust mites, pet dander, mold, among others. This type of rhinitis is known as allergic rhinitis.

Other causes can include viral infections, such as the common cold, or chemical irritants like tobacco smoke or air pollution. In some cases, non-allergic rhinitis can be triggered by factors like hormonal changes

Also can be triggered by medications. It’s essential to identify the underlying cause of rhinitis to determine the most appropriate treatment approach.

Diagnosis of Rhinitis

Diagnosing rhinitis typically involves a comprehensive medical evaluation. The doctor will begin by collecting information about your symptoms, their duration, and any potential triggers.

A physical examination will be conducted to assess possible signs of nasal inflammation and rule out other conditions. In some cases, specific tests, such as allergy skin tests or blood analyses, may be performed to determine if the rhinitis is of allergic nature.

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